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· July, 2012

Stories about Labor from July, 2012

Guyana: Linden Protests

Imran Khan explores the roots of the Linden Protests and concludes that the recent electricity rate hike is merely the latest in a long series of “economic and social hardships”...

Colombia: #Yodigoaquiestoy, a Tool for Denouncing Child Labor

"Yo Digo Aquí Estoy" ("I say I am here") is the title of an interesting project by Fundación Telefónica which aims to put an end to child labor in Colombia,...

Zambia: New Minimum Wage Pits Employers Against Government

The Statutory Instrument stipulating the minimum wage payable to domestic servants, shop workers and other general workers is arguably one of the most controversial policies of the 10 months old...

South Korea: Mega Corporation Lotte Faces Nationwide Boycott

In South Korea, over two million small business owners have called for a nationwide boycott of products made by conglomerate Lotte Group. This unprecedentedly large scale collective action has spread...

Tajikistan: Stories of Female Migrant Workers

On Blogiston.tj, Shakhlo posts [tj] short stories about the lives of Tajik women working in Russia. Most of these stories focus on the problems that female migrant workers typically go...

Lebanon: Segregation against Migrant Workers at Beaches

Following the first video released by the Anti Racism Movement showing blatant segregation at one of the Lebanese beaches, another video is published and this time is featuring 10 more...

Hong Kong: Foreign Domestic Workers Protest Mandatory Live-in Policy

A popular singer's outrageous treatment of her maid, who is forced to sleep in a customized bed on top of a toilet bowl, sparked protests outside the immigration office against...

Ecuador: Juggling Work and Motherhood

In her blog Lunas Azules (“Blue Moons”), Silvana Tapia writes [es] about juggling work and motherhood. You can find more posts about parenting under a tag [es] in her blog...

Bulgaria: How to Become a Prostitute in 1888

The blog “Живот Мой” (“My Life”) published [bg] the 1888 local legislation on how to become a prostitute in the Black Sea coastal city of Varna. The bill contains the...

South Africa: Chinese Account of Attacks on Foreign-Owned Businesses

On June 27 riots started in Botshabelo in reaction to the eviction of street vendors, and the rioters attacked and looted foreign-owned businesses. In the following days the attacks spread...

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